Be Brave, Go Organic and Save Your Corner of the Planet

I was surprised and pleased to see Amateur Gardening magazine had a section in one of their September editions dedicated to organic gardening, mainly because the magazine always seems to endorse all kinds of sprays and pesticides. But here they were making the case for national charity Garden Organic, compost, reusing resources, stopping chemical usage … Continue reading Be Brave, Go Organic and Save Your Corner of the Planet

How to Get Your Organic Garden Ready for Autumn (Fall)

I love planning. I have lists, sub lists, sub sub lists. When it comes to gardening I like to start planning on the 1st of September. Why? Well if you want a great spring, with healthy plants and rich soil, then you have to get your organic garden ready now. I always think of September … Continue reading How to Get Your Organic Garden Ready for Autumn (Fall)

The Amazing Benefits of Growing Borage

I'd never heard of this plant until three years ago. To be honest the words "tastes like cucumber," and "great in G&T," and "good for bees" was enough to set off my 'Buy Now' trigger finger and purchase a tiny packet of seeds off eBay. I unwittingly sowed them into some pots at the front … Continue reading The Amazing Benefits of Growing Borage

How to Grow Zero Waste Herbs

Over the winter I was regularly buying basil and parsley only to watch sadly as the overcrowded plants suffocated and ran out of nutrients. Plus we always ate too much in one go which exhausted the plant. I always hated buying the packed herbs as they would usually get lost and then rot at the … Continue reading How to Grow Zero Waste Herbs